375 386 people demand strong EU law for clean water
The protection of our water needs strong EU guidelines: In recent weeks, 375 386 citizens across the EU have addressed this message to the European Commission, calling for the preservation of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) and its goals. #ProtectWater. This makes the consultation one of the most successful citizen participations in the history of the European Union.
We at the Youth Network for River Action have been part of this campaign and thank everyone who has supported us in this matter. The many signatures send a clear signal not to dilute the EU Water Framework Directive. Rather the directive should be further implemented as a generational project for the protection of our rivers and lakes, and our water. At present only 40 percent of EU waters are in a good condition, and in some countries much less (Germany: 8,2 %). So much remains to be done!
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